How comfortable you are in your home has a lot to do with your heating system. So it’s a good idea to know when it might be time to replace it instead of continuing to waste money on frequent repairs. Your heating system might be working fine right now but that doesn’t mean it isn’t showing signs that it might be time to replace it so you can continue to be comfortable and save yourself some money too.
Signs I Need a New Furnace Heating System
1. Frequent Furnace Repairs. Too many calls for repairs and having to wait for parts to come in are a sign you need a new system. The cost of a new system might deter you, but the money you will save in the long run will make it a great investment. You won’t get a ROI by wasting money on repairs.
2. Old Furnace. A heating system that is about 15 years old is a good reason to consider an upgrade. While regular service will increase the life of your HVAC system, getting ahead of future repairs will save you money.
3. Furnace Making Loud Noises. An HVAC system that starts making unusual noises should not be ignored. It’s a sign that it’s on its way out. Noises of most concern include banging, squeaking or rattling. You also need to be concerned if you feel cold air coming out of the vents instead of warm. If your heating system sounds or functions differently than you’re used you, call to have it looked at.
4. Uneven Heating. Do some rooms in your home feel warmer than others, even after you’ve made sure there’s nothing blocking any vents? Older heating systems can start to work less efficiently than they used to. This can show when rooms have different temperatures. You should have it looked at rather than continually trying to adjust the thermostat.
5. Yellow or Flickering Furnace Flame. Your furnace might be producing carbon monoxide if the burner flame is yellow or flickering. You may also notice excess moisture in the home, no updraft in the chimney, or soot streaks on the furnace. You need to have these problems looked at as soon as possible.
6. Rising Utility Bills. Utility bills that continue to rise even though the thermostat is set at the same temperature means your heating system isn’t working as efficiently as it used to. The likely cause is that it’s working harder than it has to and is using more electricity or gas. This of course will raise your utility bills. You can have an energy audit done to figure out what’s going on or at least have your system inspected.
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Do you remember the last time you had your HVAC system serviced? Have you noticed any of the signs mentioned above? Contact Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling to have an experienced expert let you know what’s going on and what your options are. Give us a call today.